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Boy, 14, charged with murder of 5 year old

A boy aged 14 has been charged with the murder of a five-year-old found dead in a river.

Logan Mwangi was discovered close to his home in Bridgend, South Wales, after being reported missing by his mother at 5.45am on July 31.

The teen, who can’t be identified due to his age, was charged with murder after being interviewed by detectives and is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court today.

Heartbreaking pictures show soft toys, photographs and floral tributes left in Pandy Park, near the part of the Ogmore River where Logan was found.

Logan’s step-father John Cole, 39, has also been accused of murder, after the boy was found with a string of injuries.

Cole, along with Logan’s mother Angharad Williamson, 30, and another boy, have also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

A police officer at a police cordon near the scene on August 3, 2021 in Sarn, Bridgend, Wales. The body of five-year-old Logan Mwangi, also known as Logan Williamson, was found in the Ogmore River in Bridgend in the early hours of Saturday morning. A 39-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.
(Picture: Getty Images)

Coroner’s officer Lauren Howitt told an inquest opening in Pontypridd that Logan had been formally identified by his grandmother Claire Williamson.

A post-mortem examination was carried out but a provisional cause of death was pending further investigation.

Assistant South Wales Coroner Rachel Knight said: ‘I am satisfied it’s necessary to open an inquest as there is reason to expect his death maybe violent or unnatural.

‘I have seen correspondence from the CPS in this case which says people have appeared in criminal courts and a trial date has been set.’

Cole, Williamson and the youth are set to face trial next year to decide on their part in the tragic death of ‘cheeky boy’ Logan.

A court previously heard the youngster suffered ‘extreme pain’ in an attack before he was found by police.

A provisional trial date for all three was set for January 31 with a time estimate of four weeks.

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